About Our Program
Graduate Writers Association
Writers in the Schools
STL Survival Guide
Admission and Assistantships
Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series
The Creative Writing Program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis accepts applications each fall and winter until our deadline of March 1. Below is a brief overview of our application requirements.
If applying for Teaching/Tutoring assistantship you will also need:
- Application for Teaching Assistantship
- Sample of Critical Work
- GRE Scores (General Test)
- Teaching Statement
The UMSL English Department provides a limited number of teaching assistantships and tutoring assistantships for MFA students. These assistantships are available for up to two years. In addition to receiving a stipend (approximately $10,000 per academic year, or $5,000 per year, depending on assignment), teaching assistants receive 100% remission of their tuition costs (though they do pay incidental student fees).